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Justice Connect turns 25
Justice Connect turns 25

 Carolyn Ford 17 Oct 2017

Professor Gillian Triggs was the keynote speaker at Justice Connect's 25th anniversary dinner...

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Acting on the warning signs: Women’s Foundation leads the way in developing health-justice partnerships
Acting on the warning signs: Women’s Foundation leads the way in developing health-justice partnerships

 Jasmin Dhillon 03 Oct 2017

Jan Chisholm, CEO of the Women’s Foundation spoke with LIV Young Lawyers about its health-justice partnership initiative to address family violence issues...

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Charging For Access To Justice
Charging For Access To Justice

 Gino Dal Pont 01 Sep 2017

Access to justice has increasingly become a catch-cry that the legal profession has been invited to address. Professional discipline for overcharging nonetheless remains as a critical vehicle to police illegitimate impediments in this regard...

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Clarifying Costs Orders
Clarifying Costs Orders

 Guy Donovan 01 Sep 2017

Claiming costs in a pro bono matter can be problematic due to the indemnity principle, that is, costs cannot be awarded in favour of a party unless they have an obligation to pay their lawyer’s fees...

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LIV backs lawyers providing legal assistance to asylum seekers
LIV backs lawyers providing legal assistance to asylum seekers

 LIV Media 29 Aug 2017

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s labelling of lawyers as “un-Australian” for working to provide pro-bono legal assistance to asylum seekers is inappropriate and disappointing...

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Let your voice be heard
Let your voice be heard

 Belinda Wilson 01 Jul 2017

Together our members provide a supportive voice for the advancement of access to justice for all. Over the last month I have been visiting members statewide...

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Access to justice boost
Access to justice boost

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jul 2017

Legal aid, self-represented litigants and litigants dealing with civil disputes are among the winners in the state government’s response to the Access to Justice Review...

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Access to justice gap
Access to justice gap

 Divya Sharma 01 Jul 2017

There is still a need to boost legal aid as outlined by the Productivity Commission in 2014. The efforts of groups such as community legal centres (CLCs)...

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LIJ podcast: Rising star Kot Monoah shares his story for Refugee Week
LIJ podcast: Rising star Kot Monoah shares his story for Refugee Week

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2017

To mark Refugee Week, Melbourne lawyer Kot Monoah reflects on his journey as a refugee fleeing South Sudan to practicing law. Monoah won the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Victorian Legal Awards...

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Taking a united stand
Taking a united stand

 Belinda Wilson 01 Jun 2017

Thanks to advocacy of the profession, CLCs are in a better financial position. In May we saw the federal and state budgets handed down. In the lead up, we saw the annual...

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Changing of the guard
Changing of the guard

 Nerida Wallace 01 Jun 2017

Reputation for excellence attracts confidence. This Anzac Day it was appropriate to be remembering those who fought for democracy and freedom as we received the welcome news...

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Reversal of fortune for legal aid
Reversal of fortune for legal aid

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2017

State and national law associations applauded the reinstatement in April of funding for community legal centres (CLCs) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS)...

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Review of the Re-opening and Appeal Process for Coronial Investigations
Review of the Re-opening and Appeal Process for Coronial Investigations

 Criminal Law Section 30 May 2017

The LIV welcomes the review of the re-opening and appeal process for coronial investigations outlined in the Coroners Act 2008...

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Help needed for asylum seeker applications
Help needed for asylum seeker applications

 LIV Media 26 May 2017

The LIV is calling for assistance from the legal community to help deal with asylum seeker applications following the recent...

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Swift, Certain and Fair approaches to sentencing family violence offenders
Swift, Certain and Fair approaches to sentencing family violence offenders

 Criminal Law Section 26 May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Sentencing Advisory Council's inquiry into the viability of a 'Swift, Certain and Fair' (SCF)...

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